Keyword: Transistors

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
As radar and electronic warfare systems contend with an increasingly crowded environment, recording tests, interactions, and conflicts provide valuable insight.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Wireless communications is a broad market and PAs fill a wide array of those applications.
Briefs: Internet of Things

Content addressable memory (CAM) is one of the most promising hardware solutions for high-speed data searching and...

Articles: Aerospace

The increasing demand for higher data rates in telecommunications and higher resolution in industrial systems is pushing the frequency of operation higher for the electronics that support them. Many of these systems...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Altering the thermal characteristics of semiconductors can prolong battery life.

Excessive heat dissipation (or power...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
A modular, building-block approach brings greater design flexibility to Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar technology, simplifying system integration, and permitting rapid first-line repair with no...
Articles: Defense

Military electronic warfare (EW) systems including navigation, radar guidance, terrain mapping and others, require lightweight compact components, with radio frequency (RF) output power levels to several...

Articles: Aerospace

Radar is used to detect and/or track target objects and their attributes, such as range, speed, and other information obtained through signals at RF and microwave frequencies. The...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Imagine an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit on a routine scouting patrol deep in the notorious “Triangle of Death” south of Baghdad, where marines, sailors, and soldiers...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
CMOS-Memristor Hybrid Nanoelectronics

The memristor is the fourth fundamental passive electronic device in addition to the resistor, capacitor, and inductor. By integrating with complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) devices, memristors show promise for development of revolutionary new nanoelectronic computing architectures with...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Electronic systems such as electronic controls, onboard computers, communications, navigation, and radar perform many critical functions onboard military and commercial...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Trustworthy Hardware for 3D Circuit-Level Integration

Three-dimensional (3D) integration is a promising technology for designing high-performance, low-power systems by stacking multiple integrated circuit dies and connecting them at the circuit level with conductive posts. Most current efforts are at the electromechanical level of getting 3D to...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Differential Amplifier Circuits Based on Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors (CNTFETs)

Since their discovery, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been extensively studied for their great potential in a variety of applications. Several desirable properties that CNTs possess include a high thermal conductivity, high electrical mobility, high...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Resistances of tenths of ohms to several ohms in transmission lines have been measured in laboratory systems from the power supply...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Channel Field Effect Transistors

Narrow bandgap semiconductors offer high carrier mobilities and low contact resistances, while wide bandgap semiconductors offer high breakdown voltages. A series of heterojunction transistors has been investigated and proved to be effective for improving both speed and power output. These devices include double...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Threshold Voltage Tuning of Metal-Gate MOSFETs Using an Excimer Laser

This work presents a localized method for tuning the threshold voltages (Vt) of multilayer metal-gate metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) devices with a spatial area theoretically limited by the wavelength of the laser beam. This technique...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Extensive research has been done on carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNTFETs), which may revolutionize electronics. Single-walled carbon nano-tubes (SWNTs) act...

Briefs: Materials

The objectives of this research are to examine the feasibility of real-time sensing of chemical and biological species by using the unique materials and...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

The simulation of electromagnetic (EM) and thermal properties of semiconductor and substrate materials has been demonstrated to be particularly...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Understanding the differing methods and materials that can be used for producing carbon nanotube (CNT)- based electronic components means an informed use of materials...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Power electronic converters functioning as components in high-power systems, such as those of hybrid military ground vehicles, require fast...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Reducing Thicknesses of PbZrₓTi₁₋ₓO₃ Films in Capacitors

A document describes experiments performed to determine effects of reducing the thicknesses of films of lead zirconate titanate (PbZrxTi1-xO3, wherein 0<x<1) used as ferroelectric dielectric layers in some capacitors. The fabrication of...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Polypeptide supramolecules that will self assemble from solution and will form molecular wires that exploit quantum mechanical transport mechanisms can enable the formation of molecular devices such as...

Briefs: Materials
Oxide and Nitride Films for Tunable Capacitors and HEMTs

A report describes research on thin oxide films intended for use as variable-high-permittivity dielectrics in advanced tunable capacitors and on thin nitride films as starting materials for advanced high-electron- mobility transistors (HEMTs). In this research, a custom...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A three-year research project encompassed multiple studies of (1) polymer semiconductors that exhibit relatively high electric-charge- carrier mobilities and (2) applications of these...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

When you watch TV or use a cell phone, amplifiers make the signal stronger or the voice clearer. A hybrid, high-powered microwave amplifier from Aria Microwave Systems of Teaneck, NJ enables...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A DC-to-DC power converter, nominally rated for a power of 180 W, an input potential of 28 V, an output potential of 270 V, and a maximum operating temperature of 200°C has been...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A Comparison of SiC-Based Devices for Use as Power Switches

A report details a survey of the state of technological development and commercial availability of SiC-based electronic devices that has been performed to evaluate the suitability of such devices as power switches in present and future applications in which high reliability and/or...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Progress has been made in the development of compact sensor arrays containing molecular electronic devices for detecting molecules of interest (especially biomolecules) with high sensitivity and...